Definitely not good news, good thing we signed Barnes.

Whittier Daily News: Adding depth at small forward was one reason why the Lakers signed Barnes, a former UCLA standout who played last season with the Orlando Magic. The Lakers are concerned Luke Walton could miss the season because of a back injury, Kupchak said.

“We feel we have to have some insurance there,” he said.

Walton was limited to 29 games last season, undergoing surgery to relieve the pain from a pinched nerve. Kobe Bryant shifted frequently from shooting guard to small forward in order to serve as Ron Artest’s backup in 2009- 10.

“It’s a possibility,” Kupchak said when asked if he was worried Walton would be sidelined for all of 2010-11.

Continue reading ‘Could Luke miss 2010-2011 season?

  • matt

    oh no! walton out for the season! no more 6 minute a game action with 3 good passes and 4 terrible shots!

    • Blkmamba24

      3 bricks and an air ball

      • http://youtube.com/lakersftw2010 RonRonGq

        and looking retarded

        • http://MSN.COM LUKE SUCKS YOU ALL KNOW IT

          and scoring a basket for the other team vs the rockets

          • Reality Check

            You nimrods lack basketball IQ, are haters that don’t understand the value of “role” players and are too busy checking stats. Why don’t you stat nerds go follow queen james since you’re so in love with stats!
            -
            - Looking retarded? Really? What a completely unintelligent thing to say.

  • sd_32

    Hahahhaahahahah!

    • http://www.Hehatemealotbiatch.com hehatemealot

      Walton missing for the season!!! We better bring back Mark Madsen or Cook to replace him. If I was Buss I would double his salary if Walton stayed home for a year.

  • 242LakerFan

    I’m really conflicted about this.
    On a personal level, I like this kid and I feel bad for him because he hasn’t physically been able to contribute. He hasn’t had the opportunity to play while fully healthy in a couple of years now.
    But from a basketball standpoint, I can’t grieve the potential loss of someone who just never had the physical gifts to be a really good NBA player.
    But he’s a smart guy who’s grown up around the game and knows it inside and out. Maybe he should consider getting into coaching.

    • JEEZY

      yeah its pretty unfortunate.HOPEFULLY he can pull through and get healthy…Hes not a bad player…I HATE HOW PEOPLE TALK BAD ABOUT HIM DO THEY NOT REALIZE HE HASNT BEEN HEALTHY FOR A WHILE …I REMEMBER WHEN HE FIRST CAME IN THE LEAGUE AND HE PLAYED PRETTY WELL..THERES A REASON HE MADE IT TO THE NBA AND ITS NOT BEACAUSE HE SUCKS…TO THE PEOPLE WHO SAY HE SUCKS WHY ARENT YOU IN THE NBA??? yeah cause YOU suck.

      • LbC Ya562

        I like luke as a person, one of my favs in the whole League. As a play on my team, he has to retire. He is only hurting himself and the team by playing how he does. and Yea he may have made it to the NBA, but so did Adam Morrison, Kwame Brown, Michael Olowokandi, Shawn Bradley, & Marcus Fizer. Need I say more? lol

        • LbC Ya562

          Player*

    • http://m.facebook.com/johnstewart Mr Terrific

      Luke missed the 2004-2010 seasons too!

  • Carlos

    The lakers need too get rid of the this guy !!! Luke sucks he’s over paid for doing nothing !!!!

    Luke sucks
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  • thefishthatsavedLA

    Luke’s career is probably nearing an end.

  • Lakers_The_Truth

    Luke just plain sucks.

    While PJ likes him for the ball movement he creates, the kid is always injured , make bad decisions all the time, shoots poorly and turnover quite a bit.
    I wish he could call it quits and the Lakers could open some free money to bring somebody who actually can contribute.

    Sasha and Luke are the remaining fat we need to trim to make this team lean and mean.

  • LakErS 3 pEaT

    Good ridden you good for nothing! The same to Sasha too! Are you working on your shooting this summer?

  • laker warrior

    Puke just retire take the disability check. Doc Buss will give you free seats so you and your gay friends Brian Cook can watch other real players

  • REALISTICLAKERFAN

    I HAVE A QUESTION WHAT HAPPENS IF LUKE RETIRES DO WE HAVE TO BUY HIM OUT OR WAT HAPPENS??

    • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

      if luke retires he forfits the rest of his money… if medically he is forced to retire he collects all of the money owed to him through and ins company… its not up to luke or the lakers wheather he’ll retire or not… its up to the doctors and the ins company to say if he can play or not… they will not make him retire right off the bat but they might say he is done for the season in which case his money doesn’t count against the books he gets paid by the ins company and we get a injured player exceptiong to sign another player (2.6 million, its 50% of player’s salary or MLE whichever is less) but thats why we signed barnes and raja would have been the upgrade to brown… so it looks like that money would be used on brown anyways…

  • Richard

    Lakers should had trade his ass away in the last few year yet they did nothing, he is making 5-6 million a year.

  • laker warrior

    They can buy out his contract . The player has to agree to the terms. His case would be great for both parties.
    UnLike Amo brain damage does figure in.

  • laker warrior

    Luke its officia You have been named the 5 million dollar
    a year Laker Fan Club president 2 years in a row.
    Your production to the team is record book stats.
    5 points per game maybe 3 ,4 passes and 5 minutes of play time.
    Is there a bigger bust than this guy. He gave up his starting position to sit the bench when Ariza was there.
    This was the bell ringing he really does not want to play.

  • Marwan Deletes My Comments

    Luke, please retire! You along with Odom are the weakest players on this team…

    • LbC Ya562

      Odom weakest player?????? WHAT?!?!?!

      • team_me

        wow really odom. wow im jus speechless.!

  • Kobe279

    dont get rid if Odom he is the key to the Lakers suceess every time he plays good the Lakers always win, but i agree Luke Walton should retire.

  • 24allup inya

    I CANT WAIT TILL HIS CONTRACT IS OVER SO WE CAN SIGN SOMEONE WHO IS ACTUALLY GONA BE HEALTHY!

  • Robert

    Did anyone see the Finals? Luke ‘actually’ helped out at key moments. During a few runs against the Cel-blockHeads, Luke ‘changed’ the offense enough to disrupt the flow of the Celtics defense. Luke is actually a good facilitator, and does know the Triangle like no one else on the team. He was part of the Championship team and deserved a ring (to some degree).
    .
    That being said, it’s clear to me that his basketball ‘playing’ career is over. He has no value for a trade, due to his injury, and unfortunately can’t play for the next year (or two? or three? contract ends 2013???). These are his ‘almost post prime’ years.
    .
    It’s not like Yao, or T-Mac, or Amar’e who all had ‘injury’ years. They were hallmark players. Luke is a role player, and so at this point is a liability (to the Buss family, that is).
    .
    Luke has a ‘genetic’ history of bad back (his father, the great Bill Walton, had to cut his ‘announcing’ career short due to back trauma). Luke got his two rings to ‘tie’ his dad, so it’s all even in the Walton family.
    .
    It appears as though the Lakers want to ‘declare’ Luke out for the season, so they could possibly change his status, or make some type of move, or something. He’s in a contract, so there ‘may be’ nothing that they can do about it except buy him out.
    .
    But why would they do that?
    .
    I think that there may be a chance that since he is injured, it would NOT be a liability if they wanted to increase the roster. BUT, the roster is at 14 (after Shannon signs), and I’m sure they won’t go up to 15 (Buss, $$, etc.), so there is technically no reason to buy out Luke at this point (it might not change the CAP and Luxury). I ‘think’ that if there were other financial considerations if they declared him on the ‘injured’ list (DL), they may be able to do something else. Again, no need for doing that if they are not going to even hit 15 on the roster (the max), or if it doesn’t affect the Cap/Luxury.
    .
    So, an alternative would be (if HE were interested, or the Lakers were interested, and they could do it according to NBA rules) is to transfer his contract to an Assistant Coach, for the next 3 (UGH!) years. Then, if his back ‘magically’ heals in the next two years, perhaps they could have him re-sign as a player.
    .
    I know I know … this is just imagining. But I’m sure Kup and Buss are thinking of alternatives. I would say that he is in the ‘been in the NBA for quite a while’ category, so if there is a way for him to retire as a player, that would probably be ‘it’ for him.
    .
    The Lakers should try to find a way to take him OFF the books (to save Luxury and Cap), pay him his contract, and keep him on the Lakers staff (if he wants, for the next year or two, or three). Then, if he gets better, he can go somewhere else if they want him. That would be the best for everyone involved. He can get a 3rd ring (one more than his dad), be with the Lakers, help out (as an assistant coach, not just a cheerleader), and we’d all be relieved.
    .
    Hope this is a possibility.

    • Carlos

      Yea he did one one thing wow !! That one thing cost the lakers 6 m a yr !!! This guy SUCKS big time !!! Did you know he’s list as the 8 worst contracts in the NBA history that’s how bad he is !!! Lakers don’t need him !!!!

      LUKE SUCKS !!!!!!!
      LUKE SUSKS !!!!!

  • Laker101

    Hey look at that, the whittier daily news made the cut!!

  • lakersince84

    daamn luke..if u dont play i will miss your assists ..wee need luke!!

  • lakers0828

    Im definitely disappointed but it is what it is I dont really seeing him doing that much but at least we Have Matt Barnes to back up his Position

  • Dousafavor

    Hey Luke,

    PLEASE do us a favor and retire. We could use a seat warmer who can actually contribute for an entire season.

    Thanks in advance!

    Best regards,

    -us

  • Robert.

    I don’t know if Luke can just ‘retire’. I think it’s complicated, since he has a multi-year contract that is still in effect. Also, he has NO trade value. He is years away from an expiring contract, so nobody would want him to save money. And, he is an ‘injured’ role player. Not much of a commodity.
    .
    So, as I said in my post above, Luke and Kup/Buss (can I say Kupbuss .. or Busskup?) need to get together and ‘decide’ what to do, contractually. There may be nothing that they can do, even if there’s a buyout. The only thing that ‘could’ happen is a buyout might take him off the books (so, won’t add to cap/lux). The Lakers have not (and will not ) hit the 15 man roster (due to $$), so he isn’t a liability in that regard.
    .
    Actually, the only value Luke would have to ‘another’ team would be to teach them the Triangle, so that they can try to defeat the Lakers (but we know that is not possible!).

  • Ryan Rod.

    Coaching staff for the Lakers org. in the works for Luke???

  • Robert.

    That would work great! Hopefully that means they can take him off the ‘player’ books, and recover cap/lux for another player (or, signing Shannon)

  • laker warrior

    Tis guy has a free ride . Lakers owe him nothing. They could not trade him .Why nobody wants him.
    Go manage your bad bar q restraunt in Manhattan beach with the rest of the rich white snobs. Those people are rich snobs they will understand you. Most of them them have kids that are shity athletes.

    • ICE CREAM MAN

      Your last comment was funny!!! Rich white kids are shity athletes…hahahaha!!!!!

  • Beezus

    Well come on WifeLovesLuke, lets hear your excuse for him this time.

  • Stop hating

    I think ppl should stop hating on Luke. There is a reason why Phil Jackson likes Luke – high basketball IQ, knows the triangle very well, and he makes good decisions. When he plays, the bench mob runs the offense much better(unlike Farmar, Shannon Brown who overdribbles/ doesnt move ball) . You wonder why Lakers didn’t get rid of him? Because Phil Jackson wants him on the team.
    I know you all think he doesn’t deserve 5 mil a season, but hes been injured for a while now. You can’t really blame him. Lakers fan needs to stop hating and appreciate what the guy did for the team. Stats doesn’t show everything( and no he doesn’t take 4 bad shots and 3 good passes in 6 mins of playing time). I hope all goes well for Luke.

    • FUCKING MORON!!!!!

      “Lakers fan needs to stop hating and appreciate what the guy did for the team. ”

      MY FUCKING QUESTION TO YOU IS WHAT THE FUCK HAS DONE FOR THE LAKERS??? PLEASE TELL ME WHAT HAS HE DONE CAUSE I DONT SEE SHIT FROM HIM BY HIM MISSING SHOTS YOU PIECE OF SHIT.

      • Stop hating

        how would you know what he did or didn’t do for the team? Are you on the Lakers roster? Did you ever attend practices? Have you ever play a game for the lakers? I bet you every Lakers player and the organization knows what Walton did for the Lakers. Also, Walton did well in limited minutes against Boston in game 3 of nba finals. I’m pretty sure you didn’t notice because you think “making shots” is everything in basketball. Btw, his job is to initiate/run the offense, not jack up shots.

        • kobe279

          Are you on the Lakers roster? Did you ever attend practices? Have you ever play a game for the lakers?

          BITCH DID U? HIS SORRY ASS AVERAGE 1.1 POINTS A GAME.

          HE AVERAGE 0.50 REBOUNDS A GAME

          HE AVERAGE 0.0 ASSITS A GAME AND U THINK HE’S IMPORANT TO THE TEAM. DO ME A FAVOR SHUT THE FUCK UP.

          • nubness

            first, you dont put down the stats of a player during his injured season where he only played like 29 games and tell me to stfu.
            2nd, if you think stats are everything in a basketball game, then u obviously don’t know play bball or have very low bball IQ.

          • KM

            no means “no”

    • hey

      @ Stop hating

      Yes we are all aware of his extraordinary highly precious Basketball IQ & knowledge of the triangle offense. But let’s face it, that card is tiresome. Its like beating off a dead horse already.

      In this case, knowledge can only go so far if he can’t even put in motion because Luke is always hindered by injury and mediocre play.

      • Stop hating

        Well, Im just saying that people needs to stop saying that he sucks and haven’t done shit. Obviously hes not gonna take us anywhere because hes a bench/role player. But he does his job when he wasnt injured. Its not like we expect him to avg double digits.

        His career might end very soon and you lakers fan are bitching/hating on him and telling him to get out? I mean what kind of fans are u? IMO, i rather have a healthy Luke walton, than shannon brown cant do anything else but dunk.

        • Carlos

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          That mother fucker needs too leave the team he don’t shit !!!!!!!

          If he didn’t suck then why is he on the top 8 worst Contract’s In NBA History !!!

          The only reason why he’s there it because of dad!!!!

          Luke sucks Luke Sucks Luke sucks Luke sucks
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          • kobe279

            LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BITCH RETIRE

        • http://MSN.COM LUKE SUCKS YOU ALL KNOW IT

          SHANNON BROWN DUNKS > ANY TYPE OF LUKE WALTON

          Firstly, shannon brown is not ALL about dunking, he has somewhat of a pesky defense like sasha. Can shoot the 3 decent and has proven in some games and some particular road games he can shoot the ball, can steal the ball greatly, and brings good energy off the bench.

          ANY TYPE OF LUKE WALTON gives you what? GREAT IQ??! He knows what to do in the triangle then what? PASS PASS PASS AWAY? He can’t make a shot, has NO ability to drive in the lane, no offensive game but a small fadaway jumper that hardly goes in. HE BRINGS NO energy off the bench or starting, NO DEFENSE WHATSOEVER. Opponents just run around Luke because he presents no athletic ability WHATSOEVER!

          SHANNON BROWNS DUNKS(ONLY HIS DUNKS) > LUKE WALTON
          and BTW
          shannon browns dunks bring energy to everyone, gives points to the lakers,

        • Kobe 279

          BITCH WE’RE HATING ? HATING ON WHAT?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

      • 242LakerFan

        “It’s like beating off a dead horse”? Due, that’s a little more than we needed to know about you, isn’t it?

        • hey

          Analogy. Look it up the dictionary…

        • 242LakerFan

          It’s “beating a dead horse” not beating it off. That’s a TOTALLY different thing (though equally futile).

          • bostonSUCKS88

            lol, beating off a dead horse? wow

    • http://MSN.COM LUKE SUCKS YOU ALL KNOW IT

      Luke only played well when the lakers were garbage, and that was during our rebuilding year. That’s the only time he ever presented any type of value. Now that we are defending back to back champions this guy is USELESS, he may have had some use when we sucked but there’s no place and no playing time for him here specially seeing as how he SUCKS

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    missing shots?????KOBE IS THE ALL TIME MISSED SHOTS DUDE,DUDE.

    • Miyagi-zzur

      go back to your element , which is losing- HAHAHA-

  • Devan Costa

    This post is a practical joke right?

    is there any better news the Lakers could have gotten.

  • http://MSN.COM LUKE SUCKS YOU ALL KNOW IT

    Luke Walton is no doubt one of the worst contracts in NBA history. Its been posted on several websites and will always be a FACT.

    And every luke non hater always pulls out the *high iq* card. Just because he knows what to do doesn’t mean he CAN do it. Knowledge and IQ can only go so far in the league. Look at Pau, high IQ great knowledge, but thats not the only reason he’s good. He has great skill to come with it, which luke lacks

    • http://MSN.COM LUKE SUCKS YOU ALL KNOW IT

      *has one of the worst contracts

  • T-dub

    Why retire when he gets 5 mil a year to be a traveling groupie? 3 more years, 15mil, no practice, all the bitches he wants, getting in all Laker games for free, including playoffs and finals, one of the best seats in the house? Why would he retire????

  • Kobe279

    dont call females bitches they deserve much more repect than that.

  • Laker s Army

    Its called pride. Sitting a bench fora real player is hard.
    Not Luke .He would rather give up his starter spot.
    When Kupchak got injured and could not play anymore Lakers agreed with him to be a front office dude.
    Maybe Luke can like pick up Kobes clothes at the dry cleaners get all the cars washed. Make sure Kobe has
    gatorade. Things he can handle with out getting hurt and using that high IQ.
    Passing the ball instead of shoting dosent take a high IQ
    its called scared shitless to shot.
    Dude have some dignity give it up Bro you cant compete at the level of high flying players.
    This year his heart will be broke they trade his little pal Jordan. He was heart broke before when they trade that fag Brian Cook who cried at the game the nite he was traded. Grow some balls This guy sucked as bad as Luke.
    Go back to your shitty restraunt with the manhattan white snobs who s frickin kids can play only volleyball and the dads think that there fuckin kids are the next superstar athlete until they get to high school and realize that there kids suck.

    • 242LakerFan

      You have deep-seeded issues I think you need to word out. Seriously.
      Luke has a serious back problem. A medical issue that he tried to play through 29 times last year. If you’ve ever had a back injury, you should know what kind of guts that takes.
      Passing instead of shooting doesn’t take a high IQ? Tell that to Magic, Bird, Stockton, Nash, Kidd…no, they’re all too dumb to understand what you mean.
      As for that whole last paragraph, I don’t know if it’s racism or classism, but that was so totally uncalled for.
      I don’t know where you’re getting these deep insights into Luke’s thoughts and emotions from, but unless you’re his shrink or personal guru, maybe you should take your own advice and show a little dignity and pride.

      • 242LakerFan

        *work out*

        • Carlos

          I have back problems !! And I’m fine I could work Luke is just a pussy !!! And you are talking shit about work out you need too work out fat ass !!!!!!

          Luke sucks Luke Sucks Luke sucks Luke sucks
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        • Kobe 279

          LMFAO CARLOS CALLED U A FAT ASS. ARE U GONNA TAKE THAT FROM HIM?LOL

        • 242LakerFan

          Calling me a fat ass is real clever. Calling a fat guy fat. That’s supposed to be insulting or something, I guess. Well, one day I’ll figure out why. Then again a guy who can’t figure out the difference between the correcting of a typo and a comment about working out doesn’t deserve the effort it would take.
          Maybe we should just sign Carlos, since he is impervious to pain and can play NBA basketball with the same back problem that Luke has.

          • Carlos

            Fuck yea I’ll play shit pay me 6 m yr to do nothing and sit on my ass !!!! Shit I can do that !!!

  • Laker s Army

    Fuck you . Go shave that shit on your face . You look like a gorrilla ass. If your so fucking sympathtic why dont you go massage looks back and his balls.
    Take that picture of your face of the screen its horrible to look at .

    • 242LakerFan

      I’ll read this if you translate it into English. I don’t speak Gibberish.

      • laker warrior

        Yeah but you eat like a fucking cow Bitch

  • laker warrior

    laker 24/2 loves Luke maybe its his boyfriend.
    How long have you and Luke been a couple.
    Are you and Brian Cook Luke a threesome

    • 242LakerFan

      Careful, your latent tendencies are showing.

      • laker warrior

        You need to shave your face. The match between your ass and face is hard to look at.
        Go eat some more double cheese burgers . That triple chin is hard to look at . And your comments are as stupid as your fucking mother.

        • 242LakerFan

          Oh, I see, parental issues. Well, I’m sorry you weren’t breast-fed or taught any manners or…loved in any way, so I’ll just leave you to wallow in your misery. Alone.
          It is lunchtime anyway. Thanks for reminding me.
          And when you finally figure out how to post your own picture, I promise not to stoop to your level.
          Have a wonderful day.

          • bostonSUCKS88

            dont worry 242lakerfan, most people here are just intimidated by your intelligence and your ability to put together an actual sentence, that they turn to insulting your picture. i dont see anyone else posting up their picture. theyre just showing their immaturity

        • bLuE

          242Lakerfan,
          Don’t mind these lil bandwagoners bro

  • Kobe 279

    WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?? MATTER FACT I DONT CARE NO MORE ,JUST DO ME AND THE REST OF THE LAKER FANS A FAVOR SHUT THE FUCK UP.

  • wifelovesluke.

    My wife pretends I’m Luke in bed. It’s the only way I can have sex with her these days.

  • Kobe 279

    my man!!

  • Robert.

    Luke is an erstwhile tv star (some soap opera? All my children? not sure), has an interesting dog (bull dog? forget .. that was years ago), has fun with his dad (the great Bill Walton) and family. And um …
    .
    oh yeah … forgot about basketball ..
    .
    what I think Luke SHOULD do is to leverage his contract to ‘secure’ a position as staff of the Lakers. Yes, he might be invited to a staff position once his contract is over, but if he asks for a permanent position ‘now’, he’s set.
    .
    Technically, his career is not over, and if healthy he could do something (with Lakers? or other team?). But it’s rather strange that he has ‘back’ problems this young. Bill Walton’s back problems were recent, and completely debilitated him. He was ‘laid out’, in extreme pain, had to give up his broadcasting career, etc. Luke is too young for this to happen to him.
    .
    It’s clear that Luke is a financial albatross at this point, to the Lakers org. Since they are limited by cap/lux (already), it is unnecessary for them to try to fill the roster (to 15). The Lakers have to consider him a liability in that regard, and just let it go. He didn’t play that much last year, and so did not have an impact.
    .
    So, the onus is upon Luke to make a decision about what he should do. We’ve had a couple of players who just ‘stayed injured’ and on the payroll the last decade: Chris Mihm (who was a decent center!), Slava Medvedenko, even Vlade Divac (who came to the Lakers, and the BOOM, his back went out).
    .
    Luke has to decide if he’s satisfied having played enough, and wants to look forward to future years of a possible career. He’s on the down side of a role playing career, so will probably not have too many opportunities. If the Lakers keep him on injured reserve, and that has no impact on the number on the roster, then they could let him hang around until a ‘chance’ that he gets better. But, look what’s happening with T-Mac, a former SuperStar, with a back problem. Not many want him. Luke is just a role player.
    .
    So, as I mentioned before, he could try to leverage his position to gain a permanent staff position with the Lakers org. He should take it easy, let his back heal as an assistant coach. Then, when he gets better, can play scrimmage (Coach / scrimmage). If he magically becomes a great player, the Lakers can think about signing him – or, maybe he can play for another team (probably won’t happen). He could even become an assistant coach for Kurt Rambis.

    • hey

      After reading everything you’ve just said, I’ve just realized.. no better yet, reaffirmed my belief that this guy is and will always be nothing but a burden to this team. I just don’t understand the appeal so many people on this site hold for him.

      And I know its the most logical way to solve the problems his contract has caused but this guy doesn’t deserve anything from the Lakers let alone a coaching position. Nothing he’s done has merited such privileges.

  • luke_rules

    For those you morons saying luke sucks, I would go far as to say he is the reason why the lakers won the title in 2009. If there is any hope of having a three-peat, then Luke will be a big part of it.

    • laker warrior

      Are you a fucking idiot. Have you seen a player called
      La Bron James thats a real player.The only thing Luke has in common with this guy is a L in his first name.
      How did Luke win the title for the Lakers in 09?
      He contributed a little but he was not no super star.
      Pau and Kobe and Fish won that one.
      Look Luke had his 10 minutes of fame its time to move on .
      If he fucks up are chances to get a quality player because his sorry white ass does not retire then he should be booed at every game.
      Go run your crappy restraunt. That nobody likes but your queer friends in Manhattan snob beach

    • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

      bro come on.. i like luke too… but the reason we won in 09′? settle down bro…

    • http://twitter.com/matt_barnes22 KM

      title in 2010 –correction.

      .

      Reason why Lakers won in 2010. KB, PG, RA, DF, those 4 players by themselves won us the title for their body of work, notable in game 7, was Lamar Odom, that’s it…

      Next season we have the ability to go deeper, with Barnes, Blake, Caracter, Ebanks, and last but not least Andrew Bynum, whoever else the Lakers get at the guard spot, go to http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/basketball/nba/nba.free.agent.tracker/index.html Now, I think there are several Shannon replacements:

      Will Bynum, Rafer Alston, Jerry Stackhouse, Javaris Crittenton, Jarvis Hayes, Luther Head, Eddie House, Larry Hughes, Earl Watson, Allen Iverson, Tracy McGrady, Acie Law, Cartier Martin, Roger Mason, Flip Murray, Pargo, Jamaal Tinsley, Jason Williams

    • http://twitter.com/matt_barnes22 KM

      Forgot Ratliff*/Caracter tandem which should be sweeeeet

  • Kobe 279

    SHUT THE FUCK UP U STUPID BITCH PLEASE TELL ME HOW IN THE HELL HE HELPED THE LAKERS WIN THE TITLE IN 2009? WHEN HIS SORRY ASS ONLY PLAYED 5 MIN FOR THE WHOLE SERIES.

  • CELTICS ALL DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    U FAKERS ( lakers ) THINK YALL ARE BETTER THAN THE BOSTON CELTICS YALL FUCKING SUCK YALL GOT LUCK IN THE FINALS CELTIC NATION RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/matt_barnes22 KM

      MEMO TO CELTICS FAN:

      BLAME YOUR TEAM FOR MISSING SHOTS DOWN THE STRETCH AND LAKERS TAKING ADVANTAGE- AND WORD TO THE WISE 2X IN A ROW AIN’T LUCK NOW GO FISH FOR CLAMS AND GET THE FUCK OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 242LakerFan

      You’re right, it was Luck. Nothing but Luck. Oh, wait, did you miss it in the off-season last year when Mitch Kupchak signed Luck to a multi-year contract to play for the Lakers?
      I guess we beat you fair and square then, didn’t we?

    • TOUCHING_MYSELF

      It’s a good thing that you put ( lakers) after FAKERS, because none of us would have figured that one out! Hahaha… classic Celd!ck fans, needs to spell everything out, just can’t learn to discern and read between the lines!

      And there is no Celd!ck Nation. There’s only that crappy little white trash, inbred town, filled with grave sites and cemeteries, next to a swamp you call a harbor that you call home! That’s it! Outside of Cockston @$$achusetts, NO BODY cares about your team! NO BODY!!!!!!

      There is NO MARKET outside of Cockston! Our Lakers not only have the regional draw, the national draw, but international as well! You guys are NOT RELEVANT! On the other hand, there are Laker fans all over the world!

      So, in conclusion… in a city full of inbreds and @$$ backwards people, one extended family of incestuous creepy little hill billies DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AS A NATION!!!!!!!!

      GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kobe 279

    hey u think luke walton is reading this?

  • laker warrior

    Luke is to busy with 242 Laker fan. They are starting a Luke
    fan club. Homo white basketball players.

  • http://twitter.com/matt_barnes22 KM

    I saw Lakers bring Scottie Pippen back .. j/k

  • http://www.Hehatemealotbiatch.com hehatemealot

    Luke Walton??? Who the fck cares if his gone for the season. I’ve been wanting for him to be gone forever. I rather have Mark Madsen than Luke.

  • http://www.Hehatemealotbiatch.com hehatemealot

    I’ll trade Luke Walton for a Snickers and a bag of chips. The only thing is I don’t think any team would go for that.

  • Jordan23bestever

    LUKE IS A SORRY PLAYER. THE ONLY REASON HE STILL PLAYS IS BECAUSE HIS FATHER BEGS THE LAKER ORGANIZATION TO GIVE HIM ATLEAST 5 MINS A GAME. GET RID OF HIM SOON PLEASE.